Several movements injury-wise are happening this week, but there's one that isn't, as well.
Texans Head Coach David Culley met with the media before Wednesday afternoon's practice. After beginning his press conference with a congratulations and good luck wish for Manager Dusty Baker and the Houston Astros, he gave an update on a handful of injured players.
There is no movement, right now, on QB Tyrod Taylor. A hamstring injury at the end of the first half in the Week 2 contest against the Browns has kept the veteran sidelined since. Taylor is "week-to-week," according to Culley. Whenever he is indeed healthy enough to practice and play, he'll take over as the starter at quarterback. Rookie Davis Mills has started each of the last three games since Taylor exited.
OL Laremy Tunsil will undergo thumb surgery on Thursday. Tunsil was hurt in Sunday's loss to the Patriots at NRG Stadium, and Culley expects him to miss about four weeks.
Culley also said rookie WR Nico Collins will come off the Reserve Injured (IR) list and begin practicing this week. Collins was injured in Week 2 at Cleveland and has been on IR since.
"We'll take it day-to-day with him," Culley said. "He is okay to practice on a limited basis, and we'll see where he's at."
Fellow WR Danny Amendola, who practiced last week but was inactive versus New England, will continue to practice on a limited basis. Culley said Amendola "is making progress" and will hopefully be able to play after also injuring a hamstring at Cleveland.
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, who recently came off IR, will not play this week.
Second-year DL Ross Blacklock, who's been on the COVID-19 list, will be back on the practice field. However, Culley said he'll come back slowly, "for the conditioning part of it."
With Tunsil out, Culley said OL Geron Christian will likely pick up the slack at left tackle for the injured Pro Bowler. Christian played 33 snaps against the Patriots.
The Texans will practice this afternoon, Thursday, and Friday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. They'll face the Colts in Indianapolis this Sunday.
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